Electronics World Cover,TOC,and list of posted Popular Electronics articles QST Radio & TV News Radio-Craft Radio-Electronics Short Wave Craft Wireless World About RF Cafe RF Cafe Homepage RF Cafe in Morse Code Google Search of RF Cafe website Sitemap Electronics Equations Mathematics Equations Equations physics Manufacturers & distributors Engineer Jobs Twitter LinkedIn Crosswords Engineering Humor Kirt's Cogitations Engineering Event Calendar RF Engineering Quizzes AN/MPN-14 Radar 5CCG Notable Quotes App Notes Calculators Education Magazines Software,T-Shirts,Coffee Mugs Articles - submitted by RF Cafe visitors Simulators Technical Writings RF Cafe Archives Test Notes RF Cascade Workbook RF Stencils for Visio Shapes for Word Thank you for visiting RF Cafe!

Ode to a New Rig
May 1933 QST Article

May 1933 QST

May 1933 QST Cover - RF CafeTable of Contents

These articles are scanned and OCRed from old editions of the ARRL's QST magazine. Here is a list of the QST articles I have already posted. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

Each month for many decades, a page or two in each issue of QST presented a feature of odds and ends called "Strays," as in stray signals. That is where you could often find bits of poetry, anecdotes about some Ham's experience while operating, and news about amateur radio related happenings. The May 1933 QST included "Ode to a New Rig," by Mrs. W8ETH (whoever W8ETH was), which title might have been inspired by Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn."

Ode to a New Rig

All day long he sits to figure

On what he'll have in his wireless jigger.

He'll have to buy, much to his sorrow,

He's getting so he hates to borrow.

He'd like his parts all of the best -

A little different from the rest

Of homemade junk around the town

That's every minute breaking down.

In feverish glee he scans each ad

And covers the pages of half a pad

With a list of expensive this and that

(I wonder - will I get an Easter hat?).

A 203-A he's going to buy

And a new transformer that'd knock your eye;

Condensers and whatnot are forthcoming, too,

This wonderful rig will be shiny and new.

My only fond wish is that everything perks

Or I'll put an axe in the whole blooming works!

- Mrs. W8ETH



Posted May 12, 2016

Try Using SEARCH to Find What You Need.  >10,000 Pages Indexed on RF Cafe !

Copyright 1996 - 2016
Webmaster:  Kirt Blattenberger, BSEE - KB3UON
Family Websites:  Airplanes and Rockets | Equine Kingdom

All trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other rights of ownership to images
and text used on the RF Cafe website are hereby acknowledged.